Viewing: New York

Buffalo NY Finally Gets it Wright

WHY GO: Once the terminus of the Erie Canal, Buffalo NY had more millionaires than any other city at the turn of last century. Two US Presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, spent time here. And one, William McKinley, was assassinated here. Frederick Law Olmsted designed parks and roadways, industry flourished. The “Amazon.com” of its day […] Read more

35 Surprisingly Romantic Escapes in New York State

The State of New York is full of towns and destinations you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “Romantic.” But combing through the following 35 ideas just might open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, you’ll find something just perfect for the […] Read more

Corning NY: Glass and Western Art, plus a Great Feminist Bookstore

WHY GO: When Thomas Edison required a “glass envelope” for his electric light, he asked the geniuses at Corning Glass to engineer something that would withstand the high temperature of the fragile filaments. The scientists came up with the design we still use today – the light bulb. Established in 1851, Corning Glass Works moved […] Read more

Seneca Lake: Intro to Some of the Best Finger Lakes Wines and Attractions

WHY GO: Why Finger Lakes? For the increasingly serious vintages emerging from region – so fine and drinkable, the best Wine-Spectator-acclaimed restaurants in New York City are taking note. Why Seneca Lake? For the reasons outlined below. Seneca Lake is one of the largest of the eleven Finger Lakes, and at 625 feet, the deepest. […] Read more

Schoharie County: Haunting Getaway In Rural Central New York

  WHY GO: While some tourist destinations go all out at Halloween to add creepy decor to attractions, historic New York is the real deal. There are so many ghostly getaways in the Empire State, that the folks behind I Love New York put together a Haunted History Trail of New York State resource listing over […] Read more

Syracuse NY: Revitalized Former Erie Canal Town

WHY GO: Due to its “port” status, Syracuse NY has always been sophisticated and open to the outside world despite its remote Central NY location. The Erie Canal once coursed right through downtown – old photographs convey a Venice-like panorama – but was paved over in the 1920’s. Syracuse has been going through a renaissance […] Read more

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse NY: Brought Back to Life

Marriott Syracuse Downtown The Hotel Syracuse was a sensation when it first opened in 1924. Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, aviator Charles Lindbergh, entertainers Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and John Lennon (who celebrated his 31st birthday here, with Yoko) were all guests. In the […] Read more

Ithaca NY: Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

WHY GO: There are over 100 waterfalls within ten square miles of Ithaca NY. Most cascade through fractures in the earth: a landscape that endows the town with the perfect tagline, “Ithaca is Gorges.” Throw in the longest of the 11 Finger Lakes – Cayuga – and you’ve got yourself a region that is downright […] Read more

Pine Bush NY: UFO Capital of the Northeast and Home to the Legendary Angry Orchard Tree House

On March 12, 2018 USA Today reported that a recently declassified 2015 video documented a UFO encounter by navy pilots aboard a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet. This was not an isolated incident. From 1981 to 1987 there were over 25,000 reports of a boomerang-shaped unidentified flying object in and near Pine Bush NY. […] Read more

Jamestown NY and The Chautauqua Institution: For the Intellectually and Comedically Curious

WHY GO: As far west as you can get in New York State, Jamestown NY and the nearby Chautauqua Institution, are not easy places to get to. But, man, the journey is worth it. Hometown to Lucille Ball, Jamestown has cornered the market on comedy with the opening of the National Comedy Center in August 2018. […] Read more

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